A DNA vaccine is a vaccine that uses the genetic code of a pathogen inserted into a circular piece of DNA called a plasmid to invoke an immune response. With a DNA vaccine, trial participants cannot become infected because only those genes that code for the pathogen's antigens are used, never the whole pathogen. The genes are taken up by some cells in the body, which then produce the antigens that train the immune system to recognize the targeted pathogen. This approach has shown promising results, and trials are ongoing.
Perhaps the most common vaccine approach used in HIV research is a recombinant vector vaccineView Full Article
Comment by: Anonymous
Tue., Dec. 17, 2013 at 5:03 am EST
I lost my uncle to a heart attack but he had found out in 1989 he was HIV positive. He did every trial they would let him do and did everything his doctors told him. He was undetectable for the last few years of his life. I have all the papers from his doctors and they called him a miracle. He was on vacation and got jumped in a ally and woke up in a pool of blood. That's how he contracted HIV. The doctors and staff at UAB and the clinic he went to are amazing. He smoked and that's probably what contributed to his death of a heart attack. I'm just glad that whatever those doctors did he lived HIV free the last few years of his life and that's not what got him. If anyone reads this that has HIV/AIDS don't give up fight hard and do all the things he did to get better! He didn't do anything wrong to get it. It was others that just couldn't deal with there self and that's wrong. He was a fighter when it came to conquering HIV and he did it. You can to. Keep God close to you at all times and he will never leave you. My love and Prayers goes out to each and everyone of you that is going this bump in the road. Hold your head high be strong and carry on! "Just Believe "
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